LAILA FAERMAN   is a multi-faceted vocal artist with a soulful voice and a wide-ranging repertoire. Born into a musical family, Laila was exposed to classical music at an early age, singing opera arias with her father, Josif Faerman, a classically trained opera baritone, and studying classical piano. Laila continued her musical studies with Pamela Kucenic, a soloist in the Metropolitan Opera, and has explored numerous genres, from jazz to French chanson, from pop music to folk, performing well-known standards, together with her own compositions, at popular venues such as the Metropolitan Room, Cleopatra’s Needle and at Webster Hall in New York City. In 2011, Laila immersed herself in the spiritual teachings and songs of Bengali meditation teacher, artist and poet, Sri Chinmoy. Laila appeared as a soloist in the Gandharva Loka Orchestra at a “Songs of the Soul” concert at NYU Skirball Auditorium, and at Duif Kirk in Amsterdam, and was invited to tour with “Concerts for Peace”, appearing in the prestigious Rudolfinum Dvorak Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, Teatro Regio Torino in Italy, and in Bulgaria Hall in Sofia. In 2022, she won the Grand Prix International Creative Arts Festival award in the category of jazz vocals. Laila has performed in the US, Europe and Asia, singing meditative music as well as her own original songs.